Duke University names UPenn provost as 10th president

Vincent Price, 10th president of Duke University (Credit: Duke University)

Duke University has named Vincent Price as the school's 10th president.

Price has been provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009. Price, 59, was selected by Duke's Board of Trustees Friday morning.

He will succeed Richard H. Brodhead on July 1, 2017. In April, Brodhead announced he would step down after 13 years as president.

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"I could not be more pleased with this decision, for Vince Price has demonstrated throughout his distinguished academic career the type of strong, effective and enlightened leadership which will ensure that Duke has a worthy successor to Dick Brodhead," said David Rubenstein, chair of the university's Board of Trustees.

Price is the Steven H. Chaffee Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication and professor of political science in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Price will be introduced to the Duke community at 2 p.m. Friday in Penn Pavilion on Duke's West Campus.

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